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Encased postage in Kagin’s auction

An encased postage stamp collection will highlight Kagin’s Auctions March 9 American Numismatic Association National Money sale in Irving, Texas. The Michigan Collection of encased postage stamps the firm believes is one of the most comprehensive sets ever as well … Continue reading

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Kids of all ages gather for quarter

It was standing room only in Mather Elementary School Auditorium for the Pictured Rocks quarter launch Feb. 7 in Munising, Mich. With 950 in attendance, including almost 500 schoolchildren, demand for the new quarter was heavy. Some $16,000 in quarters … Continue reading

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Story trumps rarity for 1936 Cleveland commem

Things were not exactly perfect when it came to the 1936 Cleveland Centennial/Great Lakes Exposition commemorative half dollar. That should not be surprising for a number of reasons, but it does make for a good story. On the surface, this … Continue reading

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FTC killed off popular coin survey

The Salomon Brothers Survey of Collectible Coins was used as a barometer for how the coin market was performing for years. Why was it discontinued? The Federal Trade Commission said the index was improperly utilized by unscrupulous individuals in the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Child’s game can teach something

By Richard Francis I really enjoy spending time with my 11-year-old son, Jonathan. Last weekend, Jonathan and I got up early, ate a big breakfast at Burger King and went to an estate sale. While Jonathan didn’t find anything at … Continue reading

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Fremont issues souvenir

The Fremont Coin Club of Fremont, Neb., has released a special commemorative bank note to promote its 59th Annual Coin Show on May 6 at the Fremont City Auditorium. The note makes use of a 1923 United States Silver Certificate, … Continue reading

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College scholarship applications due March 15

Applications for college scholarships are being accepted by the American Numismatic Association until March 15. The financial scholarship amount is $1,000. It may be applied toward university, community college or trade school. Winners will be chosen according to numismatic merit … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (Mar. 6, 2018)

From the Feb. 9 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is it a good idea to put gold and silver bullion coins in your IRA? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, this is a … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (Mar. 6, 2018)

Many thanks to all who helped at Ocala show The Ocala Coin club – www.ocalacoinclub.com – held its 35th Annual Coin Show Feb. 1-3, at the Motel 6 Conference Center in Ocala, Fla. We want to thank the Ocala Coin Club … Continue reading

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Damage to dies shows up on coins

By F. Michael Fazzari Many things need to come together to make a single coin. Obviously, a die with the coin’s image is very important, but it would be useless without a planchet and some means to forcefully bring the … Continue reading

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